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On This Day 6/2/1774
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Parliament completes the Coercive Acts with the "Quartering Act"


The British Parliament renews the "Quartering Act" allowing Redcoats to stay in private American colonists homes if necessary. The "Quartering Act" in conjunction with the "Massachusetts Government Act", the "Administration of Justice Act", and the "Boston Port Act", were collectively known as:

"The Coercive Acts"

News of three hundred forty-two chests of tea dumped into the Boston Harbor, Massachusetts by Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty on December 16, 1773, in what was dubbed the "Boston Tea Party", reached Great Britain in January 1774. Disgusted by the colonists action against private property, the British Parliament quickly decided upon the "Coercive Acts", as a means of reasserting British control over the colonies and punishing Boston, Massachusetts.

As of May 20, 1774 the "Massachusetts Government Act" curtailed democracy in Massachusetts by altering the colonial charter of 1691 to reduce the power of elective officials and to increase that of the Royal Governor.

On the same day, the passing of the "Administration of Justice Act", ensured that Royal Officials charged with capital crimes would not be tried in the colonies, but in Great Britain.

On June 1, 1774, the "Boston Port Act" demanded payment for the destroyed tea before the Boston Port could reopen for any imports but food. On June 2, 1774 the British Parliament completed its punishment by expanding the "Quartering Act" to allow troops to board in occupied private homes.

In its original incarnation, the "Quartering Act of 1765" had erely demanded that colonists provide barracks for British troops. In Boston, Massachusetts, those barracks were on an isolated island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.

In 1766, the act expanded to include the housing of troops in public houses, hotels, and empty buildings. With Boston, Massachusetts in an uproar, the British now demanded the ability to house the military among civilians, if necessary, to maintain order.



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